9/13/2012 Rocket Ship Ska Trip



It's the RSST 4-hour tour week 2! In this week's "Ooh", we kicked off with an unidentified mystery ska from the mid-'60s... I have neither artist, album, label, nor even country of origin on this thing! It's the first '60s-era ska I've heard containing passages in a meter other than 4, and for that reason alone I had to put it on...  but to boot, it's a bouncy, energetic, feet-grabbing tune, made to get ya movin'.  Azie Lawrence also made his RSST (and Sherwood's!) debut three times this week with a ska, a boogie shuffle and a cha-cha! The "Evening News" sounded slightly different this time because Kentrick Patrick (a.k.a. "Lord Creator") recorded it for Prince Buster before he recorded it for Coxsone, and we played the Buster version this time.  A still-earlier version on a Cook 45 was recorded before Creator left Trinidad for Jamaica, and we're in search of a reasonably clean copy of that. The Prince himself also turns up in this set, alongside then-future Bullwackie's founder Lloyd Barnes,  Jackie Mittoo and Carlos Malcolm and others.  When we got to Sherwood's Planet, it was "Oye Como WHAT???" as The Snapper (artist) did "The Pig" (tune).  Saito Neko and his orchestra joined Tokyo Jihen onstage for a killer tune called "Killer Tune" and Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts took The Scenic Route.  And just in case you were wondering,  It Gets Better... just ask Miles Davis. The Home Stretch gave us a double-dose of GotchaSKAvered's September selection "Guns of Navarone", even if the Col. Elliott version replaced "Navarone" in the title with "Martian Giants".  Whatever we may have had planned for the 5@5 went right down the All-Swallowing Hole as our minds blanked at 5:a.m. on the very existence of a "5@5". Oh, well... how 'bout an even 10 for Sept. 20th? Here on the RSST, we've decided (after the 9/13 Ska Trip had concluded) we're gonna call that Slackers' Eve, as the 21st is the night of the great Triple Rock triple-header (Prizefighters, Green Room Rockers, Slackers)... see ya there!

Playlist Tracks: 
Tommy McCook with Baba Brooks Band - Rocket Ship (2:39)
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
??? - mystery unidentified '60s ska... (2:27)
Album: ?; Label: ?
The Rudies - The Split (2:30)
Album: 45; Label: Trojan
The Riff - Primitive Man (2:59)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Azie Lawrence - Pempelem (2:20)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Prince Buster - To Be Loved (3:08)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Lloyd Barnes (then-future Bullwackie!) - Time is Hard (2:17)
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 5 Fingers of Ska (4:01)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - Evening News (2:28) (Buster version)
Album: 45; Label: Prince Buster
The Renegades - Mr. Hops (3:40)
Album: 45; Label: Merritone
Jackie Mittoo - Autumn Sounds (3:07)
Album: Evening Time; Label: Studio 1
Carlos Malcolm & his Afro-Jamaican Rhythms - Skamania (6:11)
Album: Skamania; Label: Up Beat
The Upsetters - So Bad (2:25)
Album: 45; Label: Rio
Count Owen - Back to Back (3:00)
Album: Come Let's Go Ska-Lipso; Label: Kentone
Azie Lawrence - Come Rumble and Tumble with Me (2:27)
Album: 45; Label: Melodisc
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - 60Hz. Ska (2:43)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) The Upsetters - Na Na Hey Hey (4:02)
Album: 45; Label: Upsetter
Ken Boothe - Come Running Back + Dub (6:11)
Album: 12"; Label: Studio 1
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Baron von Skankin' Frank (4:18)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Monster Sighting ( :36)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - It's One Of Ours (3:08)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Monty Alexander - Tivoli Garden Theme (4:01)
Album: v.a. Jamaica Today - The Seventies; Label: Studio 1
Lord Creator a.k.a. Kentrick Patrick - Golden Love (2:43)
Album: 45; Label: Rolando & Powie
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Sherwood's Planet
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Azie Lawrence - Want to Be in Love (3:40)
Album: 45; Label: Melodisc
The Snapper - The Pig (3:38)
Album: 45; Label: Worthy
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Didn't I Love You Girl (5:15)
Album: ...Goes to Washington; Label: Elektra
Colman Brothers - El Nino (Cha Cha Mix) (4:37)
Album: 45; Label: Wah Wah
Tokyo Jihen w/ Saito Neko & Orchestra - Killer Tune (live!) (3:57)
Album: Bon Voyage; Label: Toshiba/EMI
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lymedison (4:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - A Band of Blue Frogs Playing the Greens (2:30)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts - The Scenic Route (5:51)
Album: The Scenic Route; Label: Palmetto
Senor Coconut - Da Da Da (Ich Lieb Dich Nicht Du Liebst Mich Nicht) (3:15)
Album: Around the World; Label: essay
Terry & Lynval (from The Specials, pre-Fun Boy 3) - 96 Tears (2:51)
Album: demo; Label: unrl.
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Lunar Lily Pad (3:28)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Miles Davis - It Gets Better (9:53)
Album: Star People; Label: Columbia
Shiina Ringo - Aisaika Choushoku (3:56)
Album: Mayonaka wa Junketsu cd single; Label: Toshiba/EMI
Nino Nardini & Roger Roger - Oh Karina (2:21)
Album: Gags a Go Go; Label: Crea Sound Ltd.
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - M.F. Bumps (2:23)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Mutant Frogs - Pro-Pleasure Gas (Don Cacheine's Disco Kicks) (3:46)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
YMCK - Milky Blue - Riddle in Wonderland
Album: Family Racing; Label: Usagi-Chang
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - One for Freetime
Album: Warts 'n' all; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Colonel Elliott & the Lunatics - Guns of the Martian Giants (3:51)
Album: Interstellar Reggae Drive; Label: Trojan
The Skatalites - Guns of Navarone (full-length) (3:12)
Album: v.a. Rough & Tough - The Story of Ska 1962-66; Label: Trojan
Owen Gray & King Stitt - On the Beach (2:50)
Album: (Stitt & v.a.) Dance Hall '63; Label: Studio 1
The Paragons & U-Roy - On the Beach (2:37)
Album: Version Galore; Label: Trojan
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Ska-De-Wah (2:04)
Album: Dance the Ska; Label: BMN
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires - Joy Ride (2:31)
Album: Dnace the Ska; Label: BMN
The Selecter - Three-Minute Hero (3:14)
Album: Too Much Pressure; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The English Beat - March of the Swivel Heads (Extended) (5:08)
Album: The Complete Beat 5cd box; Label: Go Feet/Shout Factory
Phoenix City All Stars - Stereotype (2:56)
Album: Two Tone Gone Ska; Label: Phoenix City
(bumper) Mutant Frogs - Penguin on Vacation (4:42)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Jimmy Cliff - One More (3:23)
Album: Rebirth; Label:
Cool Wise Men - Watching You from the Moon (5:38)
Album: Faith; Label: Daiki Sound
Victor Rice - The Whip (2:25)
Album: In America; Label: Megalith
Mike Mainieri - Crossed Wires (6:37)
Album: Wanderlust; Label: WB
Jerry Dammers (The Specials) & Gil Evans - Riot City (8:30)
Album: sdtk. Absolute Beginners; Label: Virgin
ARTS - Day Tripper (2:53)
Album: Discover the Ska!; Label: Geneon
The Brass Circus - Strawberry Fields Forever (4:09)
Album: Skankin' Beatles (Blue); Label: Geneon
Open Season - Time to Run (3:24)
Album: Hot and Fire; Label: Megalith
Suzie - My Cup of Tea (1:40)
Album: (movie) Asa Nisse i Popform; Label: Svensk Talfilm
After Hours - Let's Try It Again
Album: The Trouble with Those Guys Is...; Label: Jump Up
The Slackers - Bo Evil (3:00)
Album: The Great Rocksteady Swindle; Label: Hellcat
The Slackers - Ain't No Sunshine (3:54)
Album: The Great Rocksteady Swindle; Label: Hellcat
SKAndalous All Stars - The End (3:03)
Album: Age of Insects; Label: Shanachie
Air Date: 
September 13, 2012

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